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Kurt Vile in Austin in 2013 (more by Glen Brown)
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There's already been three lineup announcements for SXSW 2014, and since we last spoke the music schedule was posted, which revealed more artist additions.

Those additions include Sam Smith, Schoolboy Q, Little Dragon, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, Kurt Vile, Mark Kozelek, Chance the Rapper, Bob Mould, Warpaint, Eagulls, Mutual Benefit, Kate Nash, Hundred Waters, Julian Lennon, Isaiah Rashad, Kevin Gates, Weekend, Perfume Genius, Yamantaka // Sonic Titan, Ab-Soul, THe Fresh and Onlys, Christopher Owens, No Joy, Diane Coffee, Ital, The Pizza Underground and more. More additions are listed below.

SXSW goes down across multiple Austin venues from March 11-16 and includes tons of other previously-announced artists like A$AP Mob, Perfect Pussy, Action Bronson, Ex Hex, La Femme, and many more.

Lineup additions below...

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by Bill Pearis

DCTV

DTCV's new album, Hilarious Heaven, came out a couple weeks ago via Xemu/Burger and is a double LP loaded with post-VU indie rock. (Also a lot of vintage movie samples.) It's also got cover art designed by Guided by Voices' Robert Pollard (DTCV's Jim Greer was in GBV in the '90s). You can stream the whole shebang at Rdio. The band just made a video for one of the album's heavier cuts, "Alpha Waves in a Gelatinous Conductor," and its washed out 8mm look goes well with the song's Sabbath-y riffs. It makes its premiere in this post and you can watch it below.

DTCV will be on tour next month. While there are no NYC dates scheduled currently, the band will be in Austin for SXSW so if you're there, keep an eye out. UPDATE: More tour dates than we originally posted, including Brooklyn's Grand Victory on March 25.

All dates are listed, along with the video, below.

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Mekons frontman Jon Langford will release his new solo album, Here Be Monsters, on April 1 via Bloodshot. Says Langford, "The subtext of the album is maybe the things our civilization thinks of as fixed and immovable might actually be redundant/obsolete/discredited and it's up to us to question and find new rocks to be washed up on." You can check out the video for a track from it, the lovely "Mars," below.

Langford will be on tour this spring, kicking things off in Austin during SXSW and he'll play Brooklyn's Bell House on April 4. Tickets for the Brooklyn show are on sale now.

All tour dates are listed, along with the "Mars" video, below...

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by Bill Pearis

Diane Coffee

How was your New Year's? Do you even remember? Chances are it wasn't as bad as the one the two guys in Diane Coffee's new video had. "New Year's" features two would-be gas station robbers whose NYE job goes horribly wrong. Not as horribly (or violently) wrong as in, say, Reservoir Dogs, but it definitely does not go well. Tighe Boudreaux Kellner wrote, directed and co-starred (with his brother Jess) in this short that's pretty entertaining. The video makes its debut in this post and you can watch it below.

The song is from Diane Coffee's debut album, My Friend Fish, which came out last year on Western Vinyl. Diane Coffee, which is basically the solo project of Foxygen's Shaun Fleming, are playing NYC later this month, opening for Gardens & Villa at Music Hall of Williamsburg on February 25. Tickets are on sale now. Fleming and the rest of his band will also be in Austin next month for SXSW so look for them there if you're going.

"New Year's" video below...

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by Bill Pearis

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Toronto dark-hued noisemakers Odonis Odonis will release their second album, Hard Boiled Soft Boiled, on April 15 via Buzz Records. It's the follow-up to 2011's Hollandaze -- do these guys like brunch or what? The title also alludes to the nature of the album; side 1 is punishing goth/industrial/punk, while side 2 is more ethereal. You can stream the definitely hard-boiled "New Obsession" and watch its twisted music video below.

As mentioned, Odonis Odonis will be in NYC on Friday (2/7) playing Brooklyn Night Bazaar with Speedy Ortiz, Krill, Heeny and Infinity Girl. Like all BKNB shows, this one is free. And if you're going to be in Austin for SXSW, look for them there too. All dates are listed below.

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by Doug Moore

Wild Throne
Wild Throne

Seattle's Wild Throne used to be called Dog Shredder, which was less than optimal for reasons which should be obvious. They now run the risk of being confused with the all the other "wild" bands out there, but it's still a step in the right direction.

And none of that matters when you sit down to listen to their upcoming 12" Blood Maker, which is an absolute ripper. These guys split the difference between At the Drive-In and early Mastodon. They play winding, technically-inclined heavy rock that draws on metal but doesn't belong to it; guitarist/vocalist Josh Holland delivers his lyrics in a wild, emotive howl. It's unpredictable, high-energy, catchy-as-fuck stuff.

So far, Wild Throne have debuted two of the EP's three tunes -- its title track "Blood Maker" appeared via Stereogum this week, while a second tune, "Shadow Deserts," is available via their Bandcamp. You can stream both tracks below.

Blood Maker will be out via Brutal Panda on March 4. Wild Throne will also be performing at SXSW; stay tuned for more details on that front...

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by Bill Pearis

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There were a lot of bands who sprung up in the wake of Coldplay's initial success -- Travis, Athlete...um, Starsailor -- and I always thought one of the better ones was London duo Turin Brakes who kept things on the more low-key folky side, only indulging in sweeping anthemicism occasionally. The band's first two albums (2001's The Optimist LP and 2003's Ether Song) are especially good, deftly mixing songrwiting and atmospherics. You may remember "Rain City" from The O.C.

Turin Brakes released their seventh album, We Were Here, last year and it doesn't mess with the formula too much. You can stream it via Rdio. The band are coming to North America next month for SXSW and will be playing shows in NYC (3/10 at Mercury Lounge) before Austin and Los Angeles (3/17 at The Troubadour). Tickets for Mercury Lounge go on sale Friday (2/7) at noon.

All Turin Brakes dates are listed, along with some of their videos, below...

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by Wyatt Marshall

Pyrrhon at the Invisible Oranges CMJ Showcase 2013 (more by Caroline Harrison)

Tech-death weirdos Pyrrhon just made a new track available to stream, and, true to form, it's a warped nightmare of a song. "Balkanized" is off Pyrrhon's forthcoming album The Mother of Virtues, which is due out on April Fool's Day (heyo! -- 4/1) via Relapse. Click play if you want to know what it sounds like to cross an event horizon.

Pyrrhon will be touring in advance of the album release with fellow NYC band Psalm Zero. The tour will hit South by Southwest and lands in NYC on March 28 at Trans Pecos. That'll be a good'un--prepare to be weirded out by two of Brooklyn's finest. Psalm Zero just released a new track via Stereogum--stream it below.

Full disclosure: Pyrrhon's vocalist is none other than our very own Doug Moore, who writes about all things heavy on BV and IO. Doug, you sound terrifying. Mother of Virtues is up for preorder from Relapse.

All dates are listed, along with those streams, below...

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Our Vinyl Weighs A Ton

OUR VINYL WEIGHS A TON (This Is Stones Throw Records) is a feature-length documentary about avant-garde Los Angeles-based record label Stones Throw Records. Under the direction of founder and world-renowned DJ Peanut Butter Wolf, Stones Throw has consistently released critically acclaimed, left-of-center albums since its inception in 1996. Catalog highlights include hip-hop classics like Madvillain's Madvillainy, Dilla's Donuts and Quasimoto's The Unseen; retro-soul hits such as Mayer Hawthorne's A Strange Arrangement and Aloe Blacc's Good Things, Dam-Funk's boogie-funk masterpiece Toeachizown, and the oddball works of James Pants and Gary Wilson. Drawing on live concert footage, never-before-seen archival material, inner-circle home video and photographs and in-depth interviews with the folks that put Stones Throw on the map, OUR VINYL WEIGHS A TON will delve into the label's enigmatic history, culture and global following.
Mostly-hip-hop label Stones Throw is subject of a new documentary, Our Vinyl Weighs A Ton, which hits theaters this March following screenings in select cities, including Austin for SXSW. There will also be a sneak preview screening and Q&A at Brooklyn's Indie Screen on March 2 and the official NYC opening is March 19 at Village East Cinemas (also with a Q&A). Ticket info for those screenings coming soon. Full list of upcoming screenings here. Trailer below.

To celebrate the release of the new film, Stones Throw founder Peanut Butter Wolf is going on an 'Our Vinyl Weighs A Ton' tour with J Rocc, Jonwayne and Knxwledge. That tour hits Brooklyn the same day as the sneak preview screening on March 2 at Music Hall of Williamsburg. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (2/7) at noon with an AmEx presale starting today (2/5) at noon. The full tour hasn't been announced yet, but all currently known dates are listed below...

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by Doug Moore

King Buzzo w/ Melvins at Housecore Horror Fest, 2013 (more by Trent Maxwell)
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Melvins are about as predictably unpredictable as any heavy band out there. Their recent stunts include trying to set a US tour record by playing all 50 states in 51 days and reverting to their original early-'80s lineup for their most recent album.

For his next trick, vocalist/guitarist Buzz Osborne will be playing a run of solo acoustic shows in February and March, starting with a Scion Rock Show appearance in LA on 2/25. This wouldn't be such a weird move for most rock frontmen, but Buzzo is not known for his friendliness to such sensitive endeavors. As he put it himself:

"I'm looking forward to taking this show on the road! Solo acoustic is something I'd never thought I'd be doing. Maybe that's why this will work!"
Osborne will also release a "commemorative 10-inch" (odd word choice, but okay) of the tour via Amphetamine Reptile on a date yet to be announced.

No NYC stop at the moment, sadly, but if you're going to be in Austin for SXSW you can catch Osborne there. All dates are listed below...

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Norway's Highasakite will release their debut album, Silent Treatment, on March 4 via Propeller Recordings. You can stream "Leaving No Traces" here and watch the music video for "Since Last Wedesday" (and their Norwegian Grammy performance of the same song) below.

Like they did last year, Highasakite will be heading to North America for SXSW so if you're going, look for them there. They'll also, like last year, stop in NYC on the way back, playing Mercury Lounge on March 17 with fellow Norwegians Team Me. Tickets for that show are on sale now. More tour dates are promised for later in the spring -- stay tuned.

UPDATE: Highasakite are now touring with London Grammar, show has been canceled.

Album art, tracklist and videos below...

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by Bill Pearis

Cymbals

Your new album Age Of Fracture is inspired in part by Daniel T. Rodgers book of the same name. What can you tell me about the concept behind this?

Jack (Cleverly) was reading Rodgers' book at the time of writing the songs. It's not a concept album really, many of the songs were written before the record started and it took us a year to make it. But the themes of the book fit what we were doing and when Jack related to us what the concept we started to work towards that. Then when we contacted Daniel to ask for permission to use the name he was great about it and really liked the music.

Do you think once the influenced was explained from Jack that these themes started to shape the music?

I think the lyrics written by Dan and Jack definitely draw parallels to the themes of the book. In terms of sound we've always wanted to make house music with real instruments, to give it the more raw live feel that can be heard in some of our early stuff. This time around we really started to experiment with the audio in post-production and having fun with the sound of the album. Dreamtrak, who was our producer, really helped with that side of things. - [The Journalist]

London electropop quartet CYMBALS just released their debut album, Age of Fracture, this week via UK label Tough Love. If your tastes skew towards the Britpoppier side of dance (Hot Chip, Outfit, Breton), this is a fizzy, hummable addition to your collection. The whole record is currently streaming on Pitchfork Advance.

CYMBALS will be making their first trip to North America in March for SXSW, so if you're going look for them there. No word on whether they'll be playing other shows along the way. In addition to the album stream, you can check out a couple CYMBALS videos below.

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by Andrew Sacher

Stone Jack Jones

Nashville's Stone Jack Jones has been making eerie folk for over a decade now, and he's set to release his third full length album, Ancestor (which follows 2006's Bluefolk), on March 4 via Western Vinyl. With Patty Griffin contributing vocals to many songs, and members of Lambchop backing him, Stone Jack Jones pulls from dark balladry and bits of psychedelia, simultaneously recalling classic songwriters like Johnny Cash and outsiders like Dave Bixby. The record was produced by Roger Moutenot (who's worked with Yo La Tengo, Sleater-Kinney, and others), whose touch works perfectly with Stone Jack Jones' sound.

The record's newest single, "Red Red Rose," makes its premiere in this post, and you can stream it, along with the video for previous single "State I'm In" (feat. Patty Griffin), and the album tracklist, below. That's the album artwork above. No tour planned at the moment, but he'll be at SXSW.

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by Doug Moore

Biblical
Biblical

The last half-decade or so has produced a great deal of throwback psychedelic rock and proto-metal. While I'm a proponent of both, the whole fuzzy-riff/delay-everywhere approach has inevitably started to wear a little thin with the repetition. This brand-new track "The Quiet Crooks" by Toronto's Biblical caught my ear nonetheless, thanks in large part to bassist/vocalist Nick Sewell's surprisingly delicate croon -- no beardy yelling here. The instrumental component is righteous, too, with a piled-high psych production and a topping of supersaturated guitar leads. The track makes its premiere in this post and you can listen to it below.

Biblical will release their first LP, Monsoon Season, on March 11 via New Damage Records. The band will be at SXSW and will be embarking on an accompanying US tour, with dates TBA. For now, they have a few Canadian dates lined up. Check those out and stream "The Quiet Crooks" below...

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by Bill Pearis

Cate Le Bon @ Mercury Lounge 1/17/2014 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
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Cate Le Bon just wrapped up her East Coast tour with Kevin Morby (their Mercury Lounge show was great) and she's about to head to Europe for a monthlong tour there. After that, she'll be heading back to North America where she'll be in Austin for the insanity that is SXSW. After that she's joining Warpaint's tour for a week's worth of dates, including the NYC show at Webster Hall on March 21. That is a great double bill and tickets to Webster Hall are still available.

If you haven't heard Cate Le Bon's genuinely terrific third album, Mug Museum, yet you can rectify that via Rdio. All Cate Le Bon dates are listed, along with a video from the LP, below...

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Burnt Ones

San Francisco's Burnt Ones are flying a freak flag particular to that part of the country -- one that is scuzzy and prolific. After numerous singles, EPs and LPs on a variety of imprints -- including Burger -- the band have landed at John Dwyer's Castle Face Records who will release their third full-length, Gift, on March 25. You can get a taste of the record via "New Heroes of Subscription Services," which makes its debut in this post. Powered by a distorted keyboard line, it's a trippy blast of color. Stream it below.

Burnt Ones are going on tour this spring, making requisite stops at SXSW and a few dates opening for Ty Segall. They'll also be east, including a show in NYC at Death by Audio on March 23 with tourmates Raw McCartney and more TBA. All tour dates are listed below....

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Burnt Ones

San Francisco's Burnt Ones are flying a freak flag particular to that part of the country -- one that is scuzzy and prolific. After numerous singles, EPs and LPs on a variety of imprints -- including Burger -- the band have landed at John Dwyer's Castle Face Records who will release their third full-length, Gift, on March 25. You can get a taste of the record via "New Heroes of Subscription Services," which makes its debut in this post. Powered by a distorted keyboard line, it's a trippy blast of color. Stream it below.

Burnt Ones are going on tour this spring, making requisite stops at SXSW and a few dates opening for Ty Segall. They'll also be east, including a show in NYC at Death by Audio on March 23 with tourmates Raw McCartney and more TBA. All tour dates are listed below....

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Radkey

"We're going to be the money source and it's really scary. But you never get anywhere unless you put yourself out there, so we're really putting ourselves out there. My dad's going to be our manager--he's been on every tour so far.He's totally cool. He actually makes everything easier because he does all the talking, comes to business stuff, and we just get to not worry about it. For instance, I woke up an hour ago and I had forgotten I had the interview, so he wakes me up and tells me what I have to do. I just hang out and write music." [Radkey to Interview Magazine]
Young Missouri trio Radkey, who happen to also be brothers and who maybe you caught when they toured with Red Fang, played Santos with the Orwells, or at Afro Punk Fest, will bring their polished punk rock sound back to NYC in February before heading overseas for a tour of the UK, and ending up in Texas for the SXSW grind (again).

The NYC gigs are an early one at Mercury Lounge on 2/20 with Your Skull My Closet, and a more recently added show one day earlier (on 2/19) at a venue they are old enough to get into, Death By Audio with Netherlands, Eula, and Shark?.

All dates are listed with songs and videos below...

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Blondie in NJ in 2012 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
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This past Sunday's Grammys telecast is behind us, but another televised event that will have a ton of Americans in front of their TVs happens this Sunday (2/2): the Super Bowl. A bunch of NYC-area concerts have been announced for the weekend-wide celebration, and since we last spoke, even more have been added.

NYC punk/new wave legends Blondie will play a FREE show at the Super Bowl Boulevard Concert Stage on Saturday (2/1). The stage is located in downtown Manhattan at Broadway & 40th Street, and Blondie go on at 8:30 PM. Blondie are also set to speak and perform at SXSW this year.

Jay Z (who performed and won an award at the Grammys) is also playing a Super Bowl concert. His happens on Saturday and is an invite-only DirecTV party.

Howard Stern's 60th Birthday Bash happens Friday (1/31) at Hammerstein Ballroom at 6 PM and will stream on SiriusXM. Jimmy Kimmel is hosting the event, and guests include Louis C.K., David Letterman, Sarah Silverman, Jon Bon Jovi, John Fogerty, Steven Tyler and others. Hopefully if you're there you'll get to see Steven Tyler dance again.

Meanwhile, catch Louis CK and the Arctic Monkeys on the Late Show with David Letterman tonight (1/27).

There's also ASPIRE'S Ultimate 70s Soul Party with The O Jays at Time Warner Cable Studios and the 15th Annual NFL SUper Bowl Gospel Celebration with Patti Labelle, Mary Mary, Natalie Grant, Tamela Mann and Donnie McClurkin at MSG, both on Friday.

Other previously announced Super Bowl weekend concerts include Kendrick Lamar, Foo Fighters, Black Keys, Band of Horses, The Roots, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Janelle Monae, TLC, Drake and more.

Sylvan Esso

Sylvan Esso, aka the folky/electronic collaboration between Mountain Man's Amelia Meath and Megafaun's Nick Sanborn, have signed with Partisan Records and will release their debut album in May. Before that, the duo will release a 12" single on March 25 and you can stream the A-side, "Coffee," below.

You can hear more of Sylvan Esso when they head out on a short tour next week that hits NYC on Thursday, January 30 at Rough Trade with openers ARP and Alvvays. This show will be the first for Rough Trade since having to shut down in December due to sound/noise issues. Tickets are still available.

They'll also be in Austin for SXSW. Updated dates are listed, along with the new single stream, below...

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Wye Oak at MHOW, 9/20/2012 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Wye Oak

Wye Oak's last album, 2011's Civilian, took the band to new levels of success and when it came time to make the follow-up, Jen Wasner and Andy Stack could have easily made Civilian Pt 2 and rode the indie folk train to new heights of popularity. Instead, the duo are shaking things up considerably for their as-yet-untitled fourth album which they made at Brooklyn's Rare Book Room studios. Wasner told SPIN:

There's not a lick of guitar on this whole record. It basically inverts what we were responsible for. Andy was playing droney bass lines on keyboard. Now he's responsible for the more upper register stuff that guitar would normally handle, while I'm playing bass lines on a bass guitar. The idea was really appealing to me because we had sort of hit a wall, just with the complete and total excess of touring that we had done, the use and overuse of that format. It tainted the guitar for me and I was finding it really, really hard to get anything out of it from a writing perspective. I wasn't excited about it -- too much baggage. It just felt tired to me.
While no release date or other info has been released yet, Wye Oak do have tour dates coming up on their way to SXSW (they're playing Savannah Stopover too). They'll also be at Coachella this year, and on the other side of that they'll play NYC at Webster Hall on May 7. Tickets for Webster go on sale Friday (1/24) at noon.

Jen Wasner is currently on the road this week as part of the touring tribute to Gene Clark's No Other that also features members of Beach House, Grizzly Bear, Fleet Foxes, Lower Dens, The Walkmen and more. That will be in NYC this weekend for sold out shows at Music Hall of Williamsburg on Saturday (1/25) and Sunday (1/26).

All Wye Oak tour dates are listed below.

Continue reading "Wye Oak mix it up on forthcoming fourth album, touring this spring, including NYC after Coachella (dates)"

by Bill Pearis

Gulp
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Super Furry Animals have been on hiatus since 2010 or so following the previous year's Dark Days/Light Years. The band are still together just working on individual projects at the moment. Frontman Gruff Rhys is probably the most prolific, having released solo LP Hotel Shampoo in 2011 and last year put out a second Neon Neon album with collaborator Boom Bip. You can check out the video for "Hammer & Sickle" from Neon Neon below.

Bassist Guto Pryce, meanwhile, formed Gulp with singer Lindsey Leven who have put out two singles to date. Both blend elements of late '60s British folk, groovy bachelor pad rhythm sections and glitchy electronics. SFA keyboardist Cian Ciaran mixed the records. Classy and cool, you can stream them below. Gulp, which live also includes Gwion Llewelyn of fellow Welsh band Race Horses, will be coming over for SXSW and while there have been no dates announced outside Austin, let's hope that changes.

Speaking of Ciaran, he put out his second solo album, They Are Nothing Without Us, in September 2013, loaded with anthemic, melodic rock (and angry protest lyrics) and is not that far off from songs he contributed to SFA's late '00s albums. You can stream his album via Rdio.

SFA drummer Dafydd Ieuan has been spending his time apart from the band with The Earth a group started by Mark Roberts of Catatonia (if you remember them) and is fronted by Dionne Bennett who used to sing with Rhys Ifans' band The Peth (Ieuan was in that band too). The band's debut album, Off On One, came out back in October 2012 and might be described as "widescreen soul." You can stream the album below too.

Continue reading "Super Furry Animals side project Gulp playing SXSW ++ other SFA-related news & streams"

By Doug Moore

Whores at Union Pool, 2012 (more by Markus Shaffer)
Whores

Fresh off the successful release of their second EP Clean and a sold-out show at Saint Vitus in November, Atlanta's Whores are already gearing up for 2014. On February 11, they'll participate in Brutal Panda's latest series of covers-driven split 7"s; their side features a sludgified version of The Cure's "Jumping Someone Else's Train." (The other side features Rabbits, who cover "Give It to Me" and "A Reflection" on their side.) Preorder the split here and stream the Whores cover below.

The band will also embark on a North American tour in March and April. Lo-Pan and Fight Amp will join them on certain dates (which are listed below). The tour will hit both SXSW and Spillover Fest in Texas; the Fight Amp leg will stop in NYC at Saint Vitus on March 28. Keep an eye out for tickets.

Check out the Whores/Cure cover tune, the cover art for the split 7" with Rabbits, and their full run of tour dates below.

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by Bill Pearis

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If you were wondering, The Pizza Underground's 15 minutes are not up yet. The novelty tribute act -- which counts MaCaulay Culkin as a member -- who played a free show at Brooklyn's Baby's All Right back in December, have a couple more NYC shows coming up. On January 23 they'll perform at the MOSCOT store on the Lower East Side and while RSVP's are full for that event, you can still see them the next day (1/24) at Brooklyn Night Bazaar with an otherwise dancey lineup of French Horn Rebellion, Rush Midnight, Heavenly Beat and Seasick Mama. That show is free.

After that the Pizza Underground are playing a few other East Coast dates in January, and then are actually going on tour in March surrounding a visit to SXSW. They'll finish that trek back here in Brooklyn for a show at Baby's All Right on March 22 with Total Slacker and Toby Goodshank. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

All Pizza Underground dates are listed, along with their demo medley, below...

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Japanther at MHOW in 2011 (more by Andrew St. Clair)
Japanther

The always-riotous Brooklyn duo Japanther are set to head out on a tour this March with mathy post-hardcore trio Tiny Moving Parts (who just played our holiday party), which we at BrooklynVegan are proud to be presenting. The tour begins here in NYC on March 9 at Saint Vitus with two local openers TBA. Tickets for that show will be on sale via Ticketfly, and we'll let you know when they are.

The tour then heads south and brings both bands to Austin for SXSW a few days later. All dates are listed, along with videos from both bands and the tour flyer, below...

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